25.11.2012 “So Bundled Up”

Thoth takes a morning walk. The temperature is frigid. He buys some coffee and returns home to study tutorials on Dreamweaver. “I’m exhausted,” LA says when she gets up. They drink smoothies then get dressed and head to the park. “I don’t know if we can do this,” LA says as they walk towards the subway. “Cold today!” At the park, she and Thoth see a crowd hanging over the balcony looking down at the Angel Fountain. “It’s the Afrobats,” Thoth says. “Damn, they’re in front of the fountain,” LA says as she and Thoth walk into the tunnel. The Boyds are just packing up and Shige is set up in the back. He asks LA and Thoth if he can sing some more. ”Of course,” LA says. After finishing one show, the Afrobats leave. LA and Thoth say hello to Paul then begin setting up while Shige sings opera arias. The Afrobats come back. “I don’t even recognize them, they’re so bundled up,” LA says. A wedding party is now blocking the fountain, so the Afrobats set up in their usual spot. After barking for several minutes and failing to gather a crowd, they give up and leave. “I almost feel sorry for them,“ LA says as they slink away. Goddess of Gypsies shows up with a singing bowl. She plays it, filling the tunnel with its crystalline note, while the Dynamic Duo stretches and burns sage. The beginning of the prayformance is difficult, but as the afternoon wears on, large audiences develop. ”I’m exhausted but my voice is so clear,” LA says. Hugh shows up and watches. Several new fans return to watch again. A man says he loves the CD: “It’s so much larger than I expected. We love it! Usually you buy a CD and there is barely any music on it. Thank you!” “We’re so happy to get feedback, Thoth says. After “Gypsy Dance” a woman hands Thoth and LA each a huge tip. “She must have come just to give this to us,” Thoth says. During the Dynamic Duo’s improvisation, Kim and her fiance, Silas, show up. “Wow, that was amazing!” a woman says to the Dynamic Duo. “You deserve to be on a bigger stage!” After the Dynamic Duo finishes the prayformance, Kim gives LA and Thoth each gifts and leaves. Hugh hugs Thoth and LA with tears in his eyes. “You really moved me today,” Hugh says. LA and Thoth pack up quickly, say goodbye to Paul, and walk to the subway. They take the train home and have dinner at a diner. The waiter questions them about what they do. LA and Thoth walk home. They put their dirty clothes in a laundry bag. Thoth naps while LA writes. He awakes and studies. LA watches videos. Bibi says: “Sitting on the pillow one day, in the merry merry month of… November.”